A special country
While Bosnia and Herzegovina is still an undeveloped country from the touristic point of view, is rich with beautiful landscape and also with interesting culture and history. As a cultural frontier between Occident and Orient, this country has always been a spot of conflict but especially of exchange. During the last centuries, Bosnia and Herzegovina belonged to very different empires (e.g. Byzantines, Hungarian, Ottoman Empire and the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy), has been divided and achieved its prosperity in the 14th century when the Bosnian Empire outspread to the Dalmatian coast. The last war which took place in the 90s, was a shock for the population having lived together peacefully, and half of which escaped abroad.
With the signature of the peace convention in Dayton in December 1995, the peace returned, the refugees came back and are trying to build a new life in an new – old country. Unemployment and a sluggish bureaucracy decelerate progress but step by step Bosnia and Herzegovina is retrieving a higher level of life quality and is on a good way to become part of the EU one day. Its largest asset, the beautiful nature has an outstanding significance for the development of the tourist branch. Although Bosnia and Herzegovina dispose of a very small part of sea coast, this country is all the more appropriate for alternative tourists that yearn for vacation in an untouched nature, dense forests, a varied flora and fauna, marvellous rivers with beautiful waterfalls and meeting an interesting culture.
People in this country are very generous and hospitable, love good meal, music and fun. Foreigners are welcomed with opened arms. A great number of Bosnians are anxious to talk with their forein guests in their language or in English. It is generosity and naturalness of the inhabitants that makes visitors feel like at home immediately, in particular because mass tourism does not exist here. Holidays in Bosnia and Herzegovina are really a special experience!